Development cooperation , 13.03.2015

UNRWA/humanitarian assistance to the occupied Palestine territory


Humanitarian assistance to the occupied Palestine territory (West Bank and Gaza) through UNRWA (the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East). UNRWA's 2015 OpT Emergency Appeal totals 414 million U.S. dollars. The majority of the needs are in Gaza where the humanitarian situation is still critical after the war in summer 2014. UNRWA needs funding especially for emergency shelter and repairs and food assistance in Gaza. There are a total of 1,9 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in the OpT, according to the United Nations. In Gaza nearly 90 000 homes of Palestine refugees were destroyed in the war, and reconstruction has been slow to start. Nearly 800 000 Palestine refugees in Gaza and 94 000 in the West Bank require UNRWA's food assistance.

Funding decision  13.03.2015

1 000 000 €

Field of activity

  • Material relief assistance and services 100%

Funding channel

YK:n palestiinalaispakolaisten avustusjärjestö



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